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Three guys show up at the pearly gates…

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Three guys show up at the pearly gates in Heaven. St Peter turns to the first one and asks, “You have an IQ of 220; did you receive your Nobel Prize?”. The man answered “Yes, I was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, for my work on a cure for heart disease”. St. Peter replied, […]

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There’s More To Tying Than Catching Fish

November 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“There’s More To Tying Than Catching Fish.” So goes the tag line to a brand new fly tying blog, Wolf Creek Fly Tying.  Arkansas Mike seems to specialize in class wet flies.  I’ll be keeping an eye on this blog.

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I do. Married wings on classic wets

November 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a great video of Kyle Hand tying a classic wet fly.  He shows a few tips for making very smooth bodies and finishes with with a wing of married goose quills. So, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to marry wings, this is a great demonstration.

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Rock & Roll

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I bought this fly at The Fly Shop in Redding. Its call the Rocker Roller, a pattern matching the larva stage of the October Caddis. The October Caddis is a case making caddis, forming a shell around its larva with small stones from the stream. The Rocker Roller is formed by spinning multiple colors of […]

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October Caddis Pupa

November 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a great video showing how to tie an October Caddis Pupa pattern.

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October Caddis Pattern: OC Humpy

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is an adapation of several other patterns, to form an October Caddis Humpy (OC Humpy). This takes a classic humpy pattern, adds a zelon egg sac/shuck like the X-Caddis, and a down wing with zelon underwing. OC Humpy Hook: TMC 100, size 10 or 8 Tail/Shuck/Eggsac: Caddis Gold Zelon (don’t trim the “front end”) […]

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October Caddis, Fox’s Poopah

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Another October Caddis Pattern. This is modeled off the Fox’s Poopah pattern.

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October Caddis, Elk Hair Edition

November 8th, 2009 · No Comments

There will be about 8 to 10 patterns for the October Caddis during November. What else could you be looking forward to in November, besides numerous variations on the October caddis. This one is tied like the classic Elk Hair Caddis.

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Ed Story ties the Crackleback

November 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m a bit torn about showing these videos. On one hand, the producers cut a single tying video, of a relatively simple fly, into 3 segments. Seemingly, just to have 3 opportunities to present ads.  On the other hand, these videos are an opportunity to see a master craftsman tie a classic fly.  That decision […]

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The GSD Clouser

November 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Some Clouser minnows are tied with fox hair. Well, you know the difference between a fox and a dog? Here is the GSD Clouser, with hair from the tail (top and bottom). The difference between a fox and a dog? 4 beers.

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